Tornado Watch for West Texas – 5-17-21

Severe Weather

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of the Basin and Trans Pecos due to a high probability of tornadoes this evening. To prepare, make sure to have food supplies, water, and flashlights as well as other preparedness items. A Weather Radio is recommended to hear detailed weather alerts as they are issued, and our YourBasin Weather App will allow a text readout of these alerts. This Watch will expire at 11 PM CDT.

For general safety, avoid driving through severe thunderstorms as they could produce tornadoes this evening. Have a preparedness plan for an interior room of a strong building that is located away from windows, or alternatively, have a way to get to a storm shelter.

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